Top 5 Energy Drains In Your Home

Knowledge is power, and in the case of home energy drains, you can use your knowledge to power down your energy bills. With help from the U.S. Department of Energy we share the top five energy drains in your home. Use our tips to make your home more energy-efficient and sustainable.

The Best Time of Day Based On Your Body Clock

During a 24-hour day cycle our brains are attuned to do some things better than others, depending on the time of day, Rockefeller University neuroscientist Ilia Karatsoreos told Prevention magazine. The magazine has assembled a list of the best times to do certain activities based on your body clock and the natural rise and fall…

How to Cope With Back-to-School Blues

The freedom summer offers to children can feel like a prison to parents, who may spend the summer on an endless search for child care and activities that can stave off boredom-related whining. Many parents find themselves quietly rejoicing when it’s time for their children to go back to school, but settling back into the…

Tips to be More Productive at Work

You may have the best intentions to stay focused and on task, but distractions are rampant at work. How can you best fight off the interruptions? The number one way is to save personal communications — all that chit-chatting and gossiping with co-workers — for your lunch hour or break. “It can help put more…

What Minimum Wage Buys, Then and Now

The federal minimum wage was first set in 1938, at 25 cents an hour. Here’s a decade-by-decade look, starting in 1950, at the buying power of minimum wage. Often looked to as a model era, the 1950s may have been nearly as picture-perfect as “Leave it to Beaver” seemed to suggest — minimum wage workers…